Category: CEO’s Desk

The Silver Linings of George Santos

By Jim Toes, STA People are hardwired to look for any positive outcome from a disappointing event. This tendency to search for silver linings in all kinds of dark clouds helps us recover emotionally and move on from those difficult times having gained wisdom and experience from the lessons learned.  Shortly after Election Day 2022,…  Read more

Holidays at Harry’s

By Jim Toes, STA Last week, restaurateur icon Harry Poulakakos celebrated the 50th anniversary of the institution that bears his name, Harry’s at Hanover Square. This momentous event was recognized eloquently by NYSE at their opening bell ceremony, a worthy tribute to an honorable and extremely hardworking man who is loved and respected by many.…  Read more

Hey Intern, I’m Not Lonely

By Jim Toes Sitting in O’Hare Airport last Friday for what turned into a 10-hour flight delay, I had plenty of time to catch up on lots of reading. One article that caught my attention was by Sarah Butcher of eFinancialCareers on the experiences of college students who just completed their summer internships. Ms. Butcher’s…  Read more

Lifting Up Those In Need

Lifting Up Those In Need by Jim ToesPresident & CEO, STA A harsh reality within the financial services industry is that many of us will experience being let go from our job at least once over the course of our career. While this a risk we’re all aware of and accept upon entering this industry,…  Read more

To the Intern Class of 2022!

This STA article is dedicated to the many financial services interns in the United States and Canada. Please forward to those interns working among us this summer. Welcome to the Intern Class of 2022! It’s June, and that means that many college and graduate school students have started a summer internship program. For those interns…  Read more